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SILVA-COSTA, Aline; GRIEP, Rosane Härter  y  ROTENBERG, Lúcia. Night work and BMI: is it related to on-shift napping?. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2017, vol.51, 97.  Epub 17-Nov-2017. ISSN 1518-8787.

On-shift napping can benefit night workers regarding sleep loss, synchronization of circadian rhythms, and alertness. However, few studies on napping can be found in the literature focused on possible health benefits. This cross-sectional study has investigated the role of on-shift napping on the association between night work and BMI in 409 night-shift nursing professionals. The number of working nights and the years of exposure to night work were significantly associated with increased BMI levels among non-nappers, but not among nappers. Results suggest a benefit of napping for weight gain, thus subsidizing occupational health policies on the regulation of on-shift napping among nursing workers.

Palabras clave : Nursing, Team; Shift Work; Sleep Deprivation; Body Mass Index; Occupational Health.

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